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Claire Packham, Chair of the LILAC Committee, introduces FestivIL by LILAC, an exciting new online event taking place in July 2021. Back in December, the LILAC committee had to take the difficult decision to postpone LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference for the second year in a row. We considered whether moving LILAC online was an option but decided that, given […]

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The Annual General Meeting of the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) will take place online on Monday, April 26th using Zoom. Attendance at the AGM is free and is open to all ILG members. If you have not yet signed up and would like to join us for the online meeting, please complete this short online form so that we can arrange access for […]

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An exciting position has opened up at the Journal of Information Literacy for a Statistician/Bibliometrician. This voluntary position offers the opportunity to develop your skills and work with a great team at a diamond open-access journal. Post title: Journal of Information Literacy – Statistician / Bibliometrician To apply:  Please send a statement of interest/qualifications, of no more than 500 words, and a CV […]

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Earlier this year the Copyright Literacy duo, Chris Morrison and Jane Secker took the difficult decision to postpone their annual copyright education event by yet another year to June 2022. Icepops is the International Copyright Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars. The conference was first held in 2018 at the University of Liverpool as a satellite event […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of an exciting new Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. I am delighted to share the latest essay in the PIL Provocation Series: “Reading in the Age of Distrust.” In this timely essay, Alison Head, the Director of Project Information Literacy (PIL) asks: “Are educators […]

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Sarah Pavey is an independent Consultant & Trainer and EPALE Ambassador, and is Schools Representative for the Information Literacy group. My paper titled “information literacy for global citizenship” was to my delight accepted for the World Education Summit conference last year and was initially billed as a workshop. However, due to the pandemic, the event was moved online and consequently […]

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In this guest blog post, Anne-Lise Harding shares some of the practitioner research she has carried out during her first year working in the House of Commons library with Select Committees, and the specificities of their Information Literacy needs. Anne-Lise is Senior Liaison Librarian at the House of Commons and the Government Libraries Sector Representative for the Information Literacy Group. […]



Re-posted from the Journal of Information Literacy. Original post was dated 28 March 2021. It has now been over a year since the world first started dealing with the immense challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic. During this time, information literacy has helped communities to deal with disruption to everyday, workplace, health, and education contexts, including the shift to online […]



In this blog post, Greg Walters, who is the Communications Officer of the newly formed Copyright and Online Learning Special Interest Group (CoOL SIG), discusses the group’s background and how to become part of this growing community of practice. Background of Special Interest Group The Copyright and Online Learning Special Interest Group (CoOL SIG) was formed in November 2020 and […]

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Dr Geoff Walton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Information & Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, considers the role of inoculation theory in tackling misinformation. The events on Capitol Hill in Washington DC demonstrated very graphically what happens when people are no longer able to discern fact from fiction. As information literacy specialists, we have work to do, but it […]